Top Issues: Healthcare

BACKGROUND: The Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) remains a burdensome program for ACCA members because it leads to higher and constantly shifting premiums. While full repeal and replace remains a priority for ACCA, it is unlikely to happen any time soon. ACCA did secure passage of the Small Business Relief Act in the 116th Congress which repealed a provision that would have taxed contractors $100 per day per employee - that’s $36,500 per employee per year - if they offered healthcare reimbursement arrangements, instead of following Obamacare’s programs. ACCA continues to push for association health plans to be made available on a national basis.

SOLUTION: ACCA supports the repeal of the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.

SOLUTION: ACCA supports access to association health plans on a national basis. On June 8, 2023, the House Committee on Education and Workforce passed the Association Health Plans Act (H.R. 2868) out of committee. This bill would give employees of small employers and self-employed individuals with no employees much-needed access to comprehensive, affordable health coverage through AHPs.

SOLUTION: ACCA supports maintaining access to healthcare reimbursement programs.